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Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1987-03-24


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw, Candyman, Minglewood Blues, Loser, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Ramble On Rose, Let It Grow Gimme Some Lovin'-> Black Muddy River, Playin' In The Band-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> Dear Mr. Fantasy-> Wharf Rat-> Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Hampton Coliseum
Location Hampton, VA

Source FOB Schoeps CMC44 > Oade P.S. > Sony PCMF1 Sony PCMF1> DAT

Notes

FOB Schoeps CMC44 > Oade P.S. > Sony PCMF1
Sony PCMF1> DAT; via Sean Weber-Small, Bill Gardner; Shntool fix by Darrin Sacks

Reviews

Reviewer: gratefulmusic - - February 16, 2011
Subject: Terrapin
I loved seeing Jerry mimic Bobby during Terrapin, it cracked me up seeing how happy Jerry was at this show.

Anyways this Terrapin is monster, make sure to check it out if you're a fan of the song. Either way this whole show rips, the Jack Straw is wonderful as well.
Reviewer: gravyinthebeard - - June 20, 2008
Subject: Burnout on I-64
My yellow 1968 VW bug caught on fire somewhere between Charlottesville and Richmond as I headed to this show. Only made it late in the game but still ended up near the front with Jerry so close it was scary.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - - August 30, 2006
Subject: Seamen
This FOB AUD is pretty OK to me, not the best. how can you screw up a Schoeps > Oade > PCM????? not really a better setup out there at the time. Probably more of a reflection of exactly what was coming out of the speakers, or flying past the Schoeps, as FOBs can be too close to the stage, and don't get enough of the PA stack.

Check out for yourself before you pass on this important show, I would consider the 1 disc 2nd set essential listening.
Reviewer: Jac from Tucson - - July 23, 2006
Subject: 5 stars? No way, get the wax outta yer ears!
OK, when I was in the Navy my ship was homeported in Norfolk, so I have caught more than my share of concerts at Hampton Coliseum, a massive venue with crappy acoustics. I don't see how any of the previous reviewers could have thought this deserved five -- or even four -- stars. The sound is muffled, the audience noise overwhelms the band, and you really have to strain to hear the vocals. Phil and the drummers come through fairly well, but forget the guitars and vocals. Keyboards, I think Brent must've missed this show.

I've got audience recordings from 1970, where some brave soul was out in the audience hiding a reel-to-reel and holding a mic in his/her hands, that sound better than this.

Don't bother with the previous two nights. They sound WORSE than this.

Two stars...and that's being generous and reflects only my appreciation that someone tried to record this show (apparently from the top row) and uploaded to the LMA.
Reviewer: Patty Falafal - - June 15, 2006
Subject: very cool show
...very odd placement of BMR though (to me at least, and I like the song-I know a lot of those who don't) 2nd song/2nd set? They get it rolling with good version of GSL then just bring it right down to the floor. Other than that it is a solid show for me
Reviewer: The Bopper - - January 14, 2006
Subject: set to video
Great show. I have a copy of the video that I got from further. And this is an UNBELIVEABLE Terrapin station, especially to watch. Jerry is boppin around all over his stage area during the jam, and just hammers it on the big notes. And the crowd goes nuts when he starts movin around . Not to mention the NFA, also the sickest I've ever seen. Garcia just attacks his guitar throughout, along with plenty of fist pumping. A very inspired Jerry performance.
Reviewer: jerseyjoe - - January 2, 2005
Subject: sweet memories
it was noon the day of this show me and my buddy were headed to lunch between college classes and i said lets go to hampton! great decision.we boogied from jersey,(got speeding ticket,had a dog thrown in front of our car,which we unfortunately hit)got there ,scored g.a. tix and saw one of the best shows.the terrapin was incredible,audience was smiles ear to ear.jerry screaming i'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be! DAMN STRAIGHT JERRY!
Reviewer: gonzoc - - August 20, 2004
Subject: Terrapin
I have to completely agree with Hamal. This was the SICKEST Terrapin I ever experienced. It just kept going, and GOING, AND GOING!!!!! Wonderful.
Reviewer: Hamal - - July 10, 2004
Subject: Memories
The great Jack Straw was made better by a giant inflatable godzilla dancing raised above the heads of the audience. The Terrapin was INTENSE!!! Even though this recording does not do it justice, there were waves of LOUD!!! cheering commensurate with the intense performance starting after the lyrics and ending around 9m:45s. The waves got progressively more intense and louder for a time and it seemed that they wouldn't end, even though with each wave there was a sense of amazement that they kept growing. If you were there, you probably remember this. On some recordings the cheering blocks out the music ala Stephen from 10/11/83 and Dark Star 10/9/89. I suspect that is not so here because this recording is FOB. Wharf Rat and NFA have some great ripping lines from Jerry. Lots of high energy!
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